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The Team

Ric Simmons
INCLUSIVE Wedding Alliance
Founder & President
INCLUSIVE, the magazine


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Sharing love stories to inspire more love and acceptance.

From discovering we're “different” from the other boys and girls to “coming out” and falling in love.

LGBTQIA+ couples experience micro-aggressions when planning their wedding, honeymoon, or special event.

From non-acceptance to lack of knowledge, LGBTQIA+ couples seek inclusively educated wedding and event professionals with empathy and affirmation for LGBTQIA+ couples.

Take Step #1 today and become an Alliance Ally.

INCLUSIVE, the magazine. LGBTQIA+ couple's authentic and empowering love stories. Advertise in our next issue.

Ricardo Tomas
Inclusive Luxury Weddings
Chief Contributing Editor


WHEN I HEAR “luxury wedding,” Ricardo Tomas immediately comes to mind.

We met in 2015 at a one-day certification class taught by Bernadette Smith, author of The Business of Gay Weddings: A Guide for Wedding Professionals.

Ricardo and I ended up having lunch that day and have been friends since.

Ricardo listens to what his clients want and takes their vision beyond their expectations, specializing in “fun, unique, and unforgettable weddings.” Ricardo sets the standard for luxury. With exquisite taste, his unique understanding of fashion and interior design plays a crucial role in planning an unforgettable, lavish event.

When a wedding bears Ricardo’s signature, you can be sure it will live in the hearts, minds, and souls of all who attended for years to come. I am humbled and honored to have Ricardo INCLUSIVE. the magazine’s Chief Contributing Editor for luxury weddings.

Experience one of Ricardo's Inclusive Luxury Weddings in the Premier issue of INCLUSIVE, the magazine - Valentine's Day 2023.

Allen Bencomo
Officiating Inclusive Weddings
Chief Contributing Editor


As a shy kid growing up, it was easy for Allen to fly under the radar when it came to his sexuality.

In the middle of five siblings, someone older or younger was always getting attention. Allen didn’t see the need to “come out” to his parents.

Allen’s brother, however, came out to his mother one day while Allen was sitting in the room. His mother looked at Allen and said, “What? Are you gay too?” to which Allen replied, “Think about the question you’re asking; if you want me to answer, I’ll answer it.”

She never asked again.

Read Allen's full story in INCLUSIVE, the magazine March 2023 issue.

Camille Jocsak
Inclusive Weddings & Romantic Travel
Chief Contributing Editor


Camille brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her work with
The Inclusive Wedding Alliance.

Camille is a Certified Global Travel Specialist, Certified Accessible Travel Advocate, and Inclusive Wedding Alliance Sponsor.

Camille serves on the Advisory Board for the International Association of Destination Wedding Professionals (IADWP) and Travel Edge Corporation's Trendsetters & Diversity Committee.

She is an active member of the International Live Events Association (ILEA), Canadian Society of Professional Event Planners (CANSPEP), Women's Speaker's Association (WSA), Barbados Hotel & Tourism Association (BHTA), International Travel Writers Alliance, Love Mexico to name a few, that she offers her time and knowledge.

Randi Winter
Inclusive Lifestyle Contributing Editor

Unveiling Vancouver Fashion Week S/S 24: Spotlighting LGBTQ, Cultural, and Wedding Designers.

An Interview with J. Andrew Jackson of Dress the Part,
by Randi Winter


Ric Simmons, Inclusive Speaker,
Ten Steps To Inclusive Practices. President & Founder, Inclusive Wedding Alliance and Inclusive Professional Alliance. Publisher, Inclusive Publications.

There is a story behind, "The Ten Steps To Inclusive Practices."

"It stared in 1969 with curlers in my hair being the little Ricky I was born to be." "Being called, "a sissy," at school didn't feel good. so I learned to hide my secret." Ric Simmons

"The Ten Steps To Inclusive Practices," is a presentation that will capture attendees hearts and minds to understand the importance of inclusive business practices.

"You don't know what you don't know," Ric Simmons

Recognizing the lack of knowledge about LGBTQIA+ individuals and the lack of training for business's in the areas of inclusive business practices, "The Ten Steps To Inclusive Practices" delivers the essential information for anyone to get started with inclusive business practices.

Awarded 2021 SPEAKER of the YEAR, NACE Palm Springs Chapter.

"Event Production of the Year" 2022, Nominee.

INCLUSIVE, the magazine
February 2023
Valentine's Day Premier Issue

The Inclusive Wedding Alliance is proud to present our Premier Issue of INCLUSIVE, the magazine.

Digitally published monthly, INCLUSIVE, the magazine is an LGBTQIA+ publication exclusively for engaged and married LGBTQIA+ couples navigating the wedding and honeymoon planning process or hosting a special event and simply navigating life outwardly.

Realizing you’re not the only couple navigating the wedding process brings inspiration and identity. Sharing our love stories continues to remind all of us that our love is real, and does not need to be validated by anyone, but ourselves, because what we have to share is important for everyone to learn, love, and grow inclusively.

INCLUSIVE, the magazine's
back issues can be found on our homepage.

INCLUSIVE, February 2023 Issue